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The Fast and the Furious (1955)

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A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car,... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Frank Webster
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Connie Adair
Bruce Carlisle ...
Faber
Iris Adrian ...
Wilma Belding, Waitress
Marshall Bradford ...
Mr. Hillman, Race Marshal
Bruno VeSota ...
Bob Nielson, Truck Driver (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Byrd Holland ...
Doctor
Larry Thor ...
Detective Sergeant
Henry Rowland ...
Motorist in Park
Jean Howell ...
Sally Phillips
Dick Pinner ...
State Trooper (as Richard Pinner)
Robin Morse ...
Gas Station Attendant
Lou Place ...
Det. Faraday
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Park Caretaker (as Snub Pollard)
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Storyline

A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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High speed Excitement...As a Wanted Man...Meets a Wanting Woman


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15 February 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der rasende Teufel  »

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$66,000 (estimated)
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The title rights, not the story rights, to this film were purchased so that the title could be used on The Fast and the Furious (2001), another film about racing. See more »

Goofs

When watching the police road block first stopping the racers, the boom mic and handler are visible during the entire scene reflected in the windscreen of the car. See more »

Quotes

Frank Webster: It's good for your figure.
Connie Adair: There's nothing wrong with my figure.
Frank Webster: I noticed.
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AIP's first film: let loose the hounds of war!
9 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly solid production with an obviously very low budget (this was producer Corman's first film, I believe, and he is true to form). About a man on the run who kidnaps a lovely lady in a sports car. Of course, she falls in love with him when he gives her a picnic. Strictly stock footage and poor rear-projection for the race scenes. Some nice touches in the dialogue. It's actually surprising that this film emerges as watchable, but it even ends up being likeable. Well, it took me years to find it, but I can't say I ever expected it to be any good, so I guess I wasn't disappointed. First film for American International Pictures (then known as American Releasing Corporation or ARC, under the auspices of the infamous Alex Gordon, Jim Nicholson, and Sam Arkoff), whose only producers at that time were Gordon, Corman, and (eventually) Herman Cohen, if I got all the names right. Anyway, as most drive in fans know, these guys changed the world of movies, and I guess this little film is where it all started. Well, fast cars and girls in danger is a good film formula, so I guess they didn't pick a bad place to start off.


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